Medford School District 549C
Building Improvement Task Force
Options for Board Consideration
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On November 7, 2006, Medford School District voters passed a $188.9 million bond measure to fund extensive renovation and replacement of facilities across the District. The Ballot Title and accompanying explanation expressed the intent of the School Board for these projects.
Since the election, bond projects have been completed at five schools. Work has reached the mid-point at a sixth school, and preparations are well underway for the remaining projects. (Click here to Review the Completed and Scheduled Projects)
Engineering evaluations and design revisions have prompted major reassessments of projects at four schools and resulted in the immediate closure of two of these. Because of this, the projected cost of the total bond project is now significantly higher than was originally anticipated. Consequently, the School Board has determined that the scope of bond projects must be revised. (Click here to Review Changes from Original Plan)
In August 2007, the School Board authorized a task force to undertake a public review of bond projects, reprioritize them and bring the budget back into alignment with resources. (Click here for a Description of Task Force Activities)
The Task Force has developed four options for consideration by the community and School Board. They will be presented to the School Board on October 2, 2007, at the Boardís 6:30 meeting in the South Medford High School Cafeteria. (Click here to Review a Summary of the Four Task Force Options)
There are multiple ways for community members to comment on the Task Force options. The Board will conduct a public hearing on October 16, 2007, at the Boardís 6:30 meeting in the South Medford High School Cafeteria. District residents may comment electronically at the Districtís comment link. (Click here to submit a comment). Written comment may also be mailed to the School Board at the following address: Medford School Board, 500 Monroe Street, Medford, OR 97501. For comments to be considered as part of the public record, the contributor must include name and address and must be a patron of the Medford School District. The Board appreciates written comments because these are more accessible and retrievable.
The School Board intends to make a final decision on this matter at its November 6, 2007, School Board meeting. The Board seeks a solution that responds to the educational best interest for Medford students for the next fifteen years and beyond and supports the intent of the bond measure approved by voters in November, 2006.